It wasn't that bizarre a ventureLast month I had come up with a suggestion for the forum that I considered as possibly bizarre. Having put forth the concept, I decided to try it out for myself as per response #765284 in that thread. After all, what's the use of a suggestion if one does not attempt it oneself?
Accordingly, this month, I embarked on the venture, and this is my attempt-
1. First week- 2nd to 8th October - 3 threads posted on 2nd October
2. Second week - 9th to 15th October - 5 threads posted on 14th October
3. Third week - 16th to 22nd October - 7 threads posted on 21st October
4. Fourth week - 23rd to 29th October 10 threads posted on 28th October
The fifth week would be the month ending in October and the start of November. I decided not to attempt the 15-in-a-day idea as it may come in the way of announcing contests, including the cricket-based MAPs.
In the first week, it wasn't a problem coming up with spontaneous topics, and in fact, since I thought of five topics, I decided to forward the two additional ones to the following week. I then thought that to carry the momentum to the finish line, it would be best to jot down topics that popped up in my mind. So I created a doc in Google Drive and made a list of topics.
As opposed to the spontaneity of a topic springing to mind, for the subsequent weeks, it did require some more effort. I had a look at the categories in the forum and around my home, thinking of what would be suitable for forum discussions. Mind you, the third and fourth weeks were a bit taxing since I had decided that even if I jotted down a topic in advance, I would not write out the text for the topic I had chosen as that seemed a bit unfair to do.
So here I am, on the final day of the month, with the not-so-bizarre venture successfully completed. Felt a little pleased, I must say!
And yes, I will come up with an interesting forum-based contest this month (could not organize it due to festivities and other things coming up last month). Just wait for it!